Whether you have an upcoming office party or special anniversary, it’s always a good idea to have a fabulous cocktail dress ready in your wardrobe. Here are a few of our favorites that will make a statement at your next event.
Lacy Allure: This contemporary take on the classic lace dress from Tadashi shows just the right amount of skin with its scalloped boat neckline and illusion sleeves. The curve-hugging shape is balanced by vintage sweetness for a confident yet demure silhouette.
Sequined Luster: Sultry and sleek, this sequined dress by Lauren Ralph Lauren complements any figure with allover shirring (a lady’s best friend!) and body-contouring fit. Eye-catching shimmer creates a look that exudes glamour and sophistication.
Floral Charm: Everything about this flocked dot illusion dress from Eliza J says ladylike perfection. The fit-and-flare silhouette highlights the narrowest part of your waist (and creates a lovely hour-glass shape) while this sweetly polka-dotted illusion neckline creates the same effect as a sweetheart bustline while offering tasteful coverage.
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Choosing a dress that both flaunts your fashion savvy and flatters your shape can be a challenge. Side-panel dresses rise to the occasion with smart colorblocking that elongates your torso and narrows your silhouette with eye-tricking contrast panels along each side. Featuring designs that range from feminine to punk, delicate to bold, this trend offers a slimming, stylish look for everyone.
Shop the Looks: Antonio Melani Iona Dress, Calvin Klein Floral-Panel Dress, Cynthia Steffe Emma Faux-Leather Dress, Laundry by Shelli Segal Geometric Embroidered Dress, French Connection Luxe Lace Peter Pan Collar Dress, Calvin Klein Space-Dye Shirtdress, Adrianna Papell Contour-Print Sheath Dress and Jax Matte Jersey Lace-Side Dress.
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Adrift after a drab winter? Warm up with our favorite nautical looks. Don’t reserve seafaring style for the beach (although, it’s perfect for resort) — maritime pieces work as a crisp pick-me-up any day of the week.
White and navy are nautical stalwarts — pop the pairing with red, orange or yellow. You can also expand the palette with other ocean-inspired hues like seafoam green and cobalt.
Shop the Looks: Calvin Klein Crewneck Tie-Waist Dress & Swarovski “Holly” Starfish-Pendant Double-Chain Necklace, Antonio Melani Tiago Belted Peplum Dress, Lauren Ralph Lauren Textured Leather Belt & MICHAEL Michael Kors Ionna Patent Pumps, Lauren Ralph Lauren Cotton-Blend Button Jacket & MICHAEL Michael Kors Dolman-Sleeve Stripe Top
Nautical stripes are bold and classic. We love clean navy/white pieces, but unexpected bursts of neon or sparkle set a fresh course. Another subtle update: trade navy bands for black.
Shop the Looks: Cremieux Lina Stripe Knit Dress, IQ Paris Striped Hi-Low Dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors Button-Front Blazer
Decked out with buckle accents and chain prints, the MICHAEL Michael Kors resort line takes a refined approach to nautical. Whether you are packing for a getaway or headed to the office, you’ll find a striking piece to sail your wardrobe into the next season.
Shop the Looks: MICHAEL Michael Kors Belted Chain-Print Shirtdress, MICHAEL Michael Kors Scarf Maxi Dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors Skinny Pants
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Just because you have a curvy figure, doesn’t mean you can’t find fashionable, trend-setting clothing that fits. The M.S.S.P. Woman collection is your go-to source for the season’s hottest styles. Look for this summer’s bright colors and bold patterns on M.S.S.P. Woman short dresses, skinny pants and peasant tops. Flowy sleeves, lace embroidery and tiered ruffles add flourish to these fun women’s separates.
- Polka-Dot Sailor Bow Dress: Nautical trends are smooth sailing in polka-dot chiffon. Cap sleeves and a tie-neck make a feminine statement.
- Blouson Top: A bubble hem crafts a soft blouson silhouette. Ruched, tiered ruffles at the neckline frame your face, while ruffles at the sleeves give you a distinctly feminine look.
- Embroidered Drawstring Skirt: Lighthearted in warm red clay and adorned with chic ivory embroidery, this skirt lets you adjust the fit with a drawstring at the waist. A short length shows off your legs.
- Printed Blouse: Pretty peridot green chiffon flows into soft dolman sleeves. A floral print makes a stunning finish at the hem.
- Skinny Cropped Pants: A skinny fit pairs perfectly with flowing sleeves, blouson silhouettes and peasant styles. A touch of stretch wears well throughout the day.
- Striped Jersey Dress: Cheery peridot and sand stripes go in all the right directions for a flattering a fit. A draped-front skirt creates a faux-wrap silhouette.
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Perfect for a day at the office or an evening out, white sandals are a hard-working summer essential. They instantly bring warm-weather flair to closet classics – your favorite LBD – and of-the-moment pieces, like your newest statement shorts.
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